Liam Fitzgerald, avalanche forecaster, born 1948. PHOTO: Scott Markewitz

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The Dresden Face in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. When a wet slab releases, it moves as one giant mass and can be large enough to take out entire villages. PHOTO: Andrew Burr

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Liam Fitzgerald, avalanche forecaster, born 1948. PHOTO: Scott Markewitz Kim Havell, Svalbard, Norway Bridger-Gully-from-groomer The Dresden Face in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. When a wet slab releases, it moves as one giant mass and can be large enough to take out entire villages. PHOTO: Andrew Burr

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